Trial Start-up Manager specialised in start-up activities to prepare and improve our clinical trials

Category:  Clinical Development and Medical

Søborg, Capital Region of Denmark, DK


Are you an expert in project managing and preparing the start-up phase of global clinical trials? Do you dream of using your extensive experience to continuously optimise the way trials are conducted? Do you want to give patients and colleagues around the world a better clinical trial experience? Then you could be our new Trial Start-up Manager.


About the department
Our clinical trial operations activities are anchored in our Development organisation under Clinical Drug Development (CDD). We plan and execute clinical trials to produce high quality data and scientific documentation required by health authorities to turn our promising pipeline of exciting new medicines for chronic diseases into marketable products. As a Trial Start-up Manager, you will be accountable for independently and proactively preparing and initiating global clinical trials including driving solutions for highly complex operational challenges. Taking on this central role is a unique opportunity to build on the deep experience you already have within trial management.


The position 
As Trial Start-up Manager, you apply your strong project management skills and trial management expertise to meticulously plan and prepare international clinical trials. In close collaboration with various stakeholders, you are responsible for all trial start-up activities until FPFV, you are the sole go-to person and expert in creating a successful trial start-up, and you enable your colleagues to seamlessly take over and complete a successful trial. In planning trials, you will also be expected to drive a change in how we set up global clinical trials at Novo Nordisk. This includes everything from how we improve efficiency and speed, how we implement our digital strategy, to how we deliver on our commitment to patient centricity.


If you are  curious to know more about the role and/or about clinical operations, then please have a look here.


To succeed in this advanced role, you hold an MSc in Natural Science with at least four years of relevant experience, or a BSc in Natural Science or equivalent with at least five years of relevant experience. You are an expert within clinical trial methodology and in all aspects of setting up global clinical trials. You bring a creative, innovative mindset and a strong vision for the future of clinical trials in Novo Nordisk. You have the outlook and personality to drive changes in the way we work, with opinions on continuous optimization – from how we use digital tools, to making processes leaner and more productive.

As a person, you are:
•    A high performer with an eye for details
•    An excellent communicator, presenter and negotiator
•    Proactive, independent, and risk-willing (while maintaining high ethical standards)
•    A natural collaborator who can create consensus across professional and geographical borders
•    At home in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where the work is frequently changing
•    Always looking to drive the agenda forward
•    Confident and open when dealing with external parties, always safeguarding Novo Nordisk’s values as a company with high focus on business ethics


Working at Novo Nordisk
At Novo Nordisk, we are the world leader in diabetes care and a major player in obesity treatment, haemostasis management, growth hormone therapy and hormone replacement therapy. Our development and production facilities span five continents and our people are united by their passion for creating sustainable solutions.

For further information, please contact Jeanett Borsdal-Hansen at +45 3075 7085 or Line Elmøe Glesner at +45 3075 1950.


1st December 2021 but screening and interviewing will be done on an ongoing basis.                                                                      


Millions rely on us
To work for Novo Nordisk you will need the skills, dedication and ambition to change lives for the better for millions of patients living with diabetes and other chronic diseases. In exchange, we offer the chance to be part of a truly global workplace, where passion and engagement are met with opportunities for professional and personal development.